Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Local Government and Rural Development Department (LGRDD) has utilized just 13% of the development funds at its disposal for FY 2019-20.
In last year’s budget, the KP government had earmarked Rs. 8.3 billion for LGRDD to initiate different projects regarding public welfare. However, LGRDD has spent only Rs. 0.96 billion in the first seven months of FY 2019-20.
LGRDD claims that the KP finance department has disbursed only Rs. 3.85 billion so far which is why most of the public welfare initiatives have not been launched.
Here are all the projects that the LGRDD was supposed to initiate in the FY 2019-20
New fruit and vegetable markets worth Rs. 70 million
Intra city bus terminals worth Rs. 140 million
Slaughter houses across provinces worth Rs. 90 million
Provision of gas to remote areas worth Rs. 100 million
New public parks worth Rs. 140.5 million
Awareness campaigns worth Rs. 30 million
Municipal services worth Rs. 150 million
Sewerage systems worth Rs. 150 million
Funeral grounds in Peshawar worth Rs. 167 million
Province-wide water supply schemes worth Rs. 150 million
District level community programs worth Rs. 68.6 million
Bus station at Peshawar worth Rs. 900 million
Development package for Swabi district worth Rs. 320.5 million
Moreover, the KP government committed significant funds for the development of former FATA districts. KP government had allocated Rs. 2.5 million for the construction of roads, Rs. 110.1 million for municipal services, and Rs. 1.52 billion for community programs in the war-torn districts